potato verenikas

Potato Verenika

February 12 I grew up eating verenikas, a crescent moon shaped pocket of boiled dough, stuffed with creamy potatoes, and topped with sweet caramelized onions and sour cream. Since I left Montreal, I don’t really see them around anywhere. You don’t realize what is special to the place that you live until you leave, and […]

chinese tofu and mushroom steamed buns recipe

Tofu and Mushroom Steamed Buns (Bao)

June 9 I’m in a dough kind of mood. I’ve been craving carbs lately and have also been eager to try and make all sorts of doughs from scratch. A few nights ago, I saw some contestants on Masterchef Australia cook some bao and a lightbulb went off in my head. I had never thought […]

Spaetzle

April 3 My strategy to come up with a meal when I don’t know what to make (i.e. almost every night) is to think to myself, “ok, pick: grain, vegetable, sauce” and then I normally come up with something decent. For example, soba noodles, broccoli and peanut sauce or quinoa, sweet potato and miso tahini. […]

Ricotta Gnudi with Tomato Sauce

October 8 Gnudi is pretty exciting. Let’s first address the fact that it is in fact a food called gnudi. I think that is pretty special. I always heard it referred to on shows like Top Chef, but never actually looked into what it was. Thankfully, Pinterest, sparked my interest of the dish once again. […]